Wrestling holds world championships after IOC vote



BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Having regained its Olympic status, wrestling will get its first chance to show off new scoring rules when the world championships start Monday in Budapest.

Wrestling was cut from the list of Olympic “core sports” in February but was voted back last weekend by the International Olympic Committee at a meeting in Buenos Aires.

Nenad Lalovic, president of the international wrestling federation FILA, says the sport has “learned” from its brief exclusion and was introducing changes to become “one of the most interesting sports.”